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Birdwatching Field Trip with Flagler Audubon Society

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Begins: January 20, 2018 9:00 am
Ends: January 20, 2018 2:00 pm


Merritt Island NWR Visitor Center
1987 Scrub Jay Way
Titusville FL 32782

Join experienced field trip leaders from Flagler Audubon Society who will help you explore birding hotspots around the region. Field trips are geared for both beginners and intermediate birders. Field trips are open to the public, and are free unless noted. Visitors are welcome! You DO NOT need to sign up in advance; just show up at the specified meeting time and place.

January 20 - Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge & Enchanted Forest (joint trip with St Johns Audubon)

****Meet at the visitor center at 9:00 a.m.**** Bird by car along world-renowned Black Point Wildlife Drive. We will lunch at Dixie Crossroads (pay on your own) and finish with a visit to the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary for those who want to extend the day. ****Note $10/vehicle entry fee for Black Point Wildlife Drive (or $25 annual pass available at visitor center). ****

February 17 - Sweetwater Wetlands

***Meet at the Winn-Dixie parking lot at SR100 and I95 for a 7:45 a.m. departure.**** The park, which consists of more than 125 acres of wetlands and ponds, was created to improve the water quality of wetlands in Paynes Prairie and the Floridan Aquifer. Now a thriving habitat, Sweetwater Wetlands Park is filled with vast numbers of plants and animals, including birds, butterflies, alligators and Florida cracker horses. At the park, you can walk more than 3.5 miles of crushed gravel trails and boardwalks, experience the lush landscape from viewing platforms, and learn about the habitat through educational signs and tours. 

March 17 - Orlando Wetlands Park

****Meet at the Winn-Dixie parking lot at SR100 and I95 for a 7:45 a.m. departure.**** The Orlando Wetlands Park is a man-made wetland designed to provide advanced treatment for reclaimed water from the City of Orlando and other local cities. The open waters of the lake and marshes attract wintering waterfowl, including blue-winged teal, green-winged teal, common moorhens and American coots. Wood storks, white ibis, black-crowned night herons, and other wading birds are common during the cooler months. Bald eagles, limpkins, and red-shouldered hawks, black vultures, and turkey vultures are year round residents in the Orlando Wetlands Park. Raccoons, river otters, white-tailed deer and bobcats can be seen along the roads and hiking trails. The Orlando Wetlands is home to over 30 species of wildlife that are listed on the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Threatened and Endangered Wildlife list. 

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